|Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare|
LibriVox recording of Twelfth Night. Hidden and mistaken identities, requited and unrequited loves, pranks and jokes abound in this romantic comedy. (Summary by Karen Savage) Cast: Orsino, Duke of Illyria — Joshua B. Christensen Sebastian — Madame Tusk Antonio, a Sea Captain, friend to Sebastian — Alan Davis Drake A Sea Captain — Kara Shallenberg Valentine, a gentleman attending on the Duke — Zachary Brewster-Geisz Curio, a gentleman attending on the Duke — Heather Barnett Sir Toby B...
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|Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground - Baron Ludvig Holberg|
LibriVox recording of Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground, by Baron Ludvig Holberg. Read by Alan Winterrowd. Niels Klim's Underground Travels, originally published in Latin as Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum (1741) is a satirical science-fiction/fantasy novel written by Ludvig Holberg, a Norwegian-Danish dramatist, historian, and essayist, born in Bergen, Norway. It was his first and only novel...
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|The Sea Wolf - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of The Sea Wolf, by Jack London. Read by Tom Crawford. The Sea-Wolf is a novel written in 1904 by American author Jack London. An immediate bestseller, the first printing of forty thousand copies was sold out before publication. Of it, Ambrose Bierce wrote "The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime." (Summary by Wikipedia) For fu...
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|Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad|
Librivox recording of Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Stewart Wills. A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words of Thomas C...
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|Don Quixote, Volume 1 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra|
Librivox recording of Don Quixote Volume 1, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (transl. John Ormsby). Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo’s bedraggled old Jewish quarter...
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|A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (version 2) - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The work is a very early example of time travel in literature, anticipating by six years H. G. Wells' The Time Machine of 1895 (however, unlike Wells, Twain does not give any real explanation of his protagonist's traveling in time)...
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|Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)|
Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil...
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|A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain - Mark Twain|
Librivox recording of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain. Read by Steve Andersen For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B part 1 (211MB) Download M4B part 2 (167MB)
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|Moby Dick, or the Whale - Herman Melville|
Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have ...
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